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[tawrn, tohrn] /tɔrn, toʊrn/
past participle of tear2 .
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untorn, adjective Unabridged
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  • Upon the railing was tacked a second flag—this one new and untorn.

    Virginia of Elk Creek Valley

    Mary Ellen Chase
  • And yet, he himself was not untorn by that which shook the man for whom his affection had grown year by year.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The8 film actress sensed the same competent strength in the brown, untorn hand that assisted her to rise to her feet.

    Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine
  • It was demanded from them, for instance, that they should have untorn clothes—but from whence were they to get them?

    The Son of a Servant August Strindberg
  • He put the letter back in the untorn envelope and carefully fastened it up again.

    The Limit Ada Leverson
  • The deep marks of the dog's fangs were visible on the neck, but the body was untorn.

  • Still clinging by its claws to the top of the wire cover, it is untorn, unwrinkled, uncreased.

  • The deep marks of the dog's fangs were visible on the neck; but the body was untorn.

British Dictionary definitions for untorn


the past participle of tear1 (sense 2)
(Brit, slang) that's torn it, an unexpected event or circumstance has upset one's plans
split or cut
divided or undecided, as in preference: he was torn between staying and leaving
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Word Origin and History for untorn


past participle of tear (v.); from Old English getoren.

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